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ATL: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

27 Apr

Source: AJC

• Good: Atlanta ranks among the top 3 cities in the country poised to become one of tomorrow’s tech meccas, according to Forbes. The publication reported that Atlanta’s total tech jobs have grown by 46.7 percent since 2010, which tops the national average by nearly 20 percentage points.

• Bad: Atlanta ranked eighth in the world for traffic congestion with an average annual commute time of 70.8 hours, according to INRIX’s 2016 Global Traffic Scorecard. It also lays claim to the worst traffic bottleneck: the intersection of I-85 and I-285. And all these studies came out before part of 85 collapsed last month!

• Ugly: The ATL ranked as the eighth least attractive city in the country, according to Travel+Leisure magazine. Fear not though, fellow citizens: apparently we graced the most attractive list pretty recently so maybe they caught us on a bad hair day this time around.


 

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STAT OF THE WEEK: Go Tech!

28 Jul

The Capital of the South is teeming with tech. Check it out:

Top 5

Atlanta is the No. 5 city in the nation for tech startups, according to Sungard Availability Services. The average cost per trip, average office price per square foot, tech occupation and startup density were favorable factors for the city.

Top 10

Atlanta ranked 9th out of 50 markets in CBRE’s latest “Scoring Tech Talent” report on the strength of 46.7 percent growth in total tech occupations since 2010.

Top 15

Thanks in large part to its tech momentum, Atlanta maintained the 15th spot nationally in the latest Kauffman Index of Growth Entrepreneurship.

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STATS OF THE WEEK: How Does Atlanta Rank?

18 Jun

#1 Atlanta is tops in terms of worst newspaper readership. According to Ad Age, only 13% of adults read the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

#6 Atlanta ranks No. 6 for female entrepreneurs. Intuit’s research found that more than a third of businesses in Atlanta are owned by women.

#8 Atlanta is ranked as the No. 8 “Most Exciting City in America” by Movoto Real Estate. What is Movoto? That was exactly my reaction. Click here to see which city made No. 1 (Hint: it’s nowhere near what you’re thinking.)

#9 Atlanta is projected to be the No. 9 “most competitive” city in the country in 2025, according to a report covered in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Interestingly, its #33 global ranking in the report commissioned by Citi constitutes an improvement of 9 spots from 2012.

#10 Atlanta ranked in the top 10 for “wallet wellness,” according to an analysis of 30 metropolitan areas by CardHub.com. The ranking factored in rate of job growth, cost of living, transportation expenses and average commute time.